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Zion Backcountry Yurts near Zion National Park - My Utah Parks

Zion Area | Zion Backcountry Yurts

The yurt is a 40-minute drive from the East Entrance of Zion in a backcountry setting, giving guests an IMAX view of the surrounding cliffs and valley below.
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A cozy fire outside the yurt at sunset. Photo courtesy Zion Backcountry Yurt

A cozy fire outside the yurt at sunset. Photo courtesy Zion Backcountry Yurts

If you want to get back to nature and reduce your carbon footprint for a few days, check out Zion Backcountry Yurts.

In the yurt, you’ll be immersed in tremendous solitude without electricity, outlets, generators, plumbing or running water. Just three miles from the eastern boundary of Zion National Park,  the yurt is a 40-minute drive from the East Entrance of Zion, branching off the scenic North Fork Road. It was built upon a primitive, backcountry setting, giving guests an incredible view of the surrounding cliffs and valley below.

One of its best features is the solitude and exposure to mother nature. You won’t find quiet hours, disruptive campers, noise or light pollution. Situated on land owned by the Lundgren family for four generations, the yurt provides the ultimate experience for those willing to go off the grid, off the main road and into the backcountry. Plus you may catch sight of the family's sheep or cows in the meadows above the yurt.

The amazing night sky at Zion Backcountry Yurts. Courtesy photo

The amazing night sky at Zion Backcountry Yurts. Courtesy photo

Glamping in Nature

However, there's still some glamping in it for those who venture here. Outside of the yurt in a separate building, you'll find flush toilets and hot water for showers and washing. You'll also find hammocks for relaxing, a horseshoe pit for entertainment, memory foam mattresses for a good night’s rest, two fire pits for stargazing, a BBQ for grilling, a wood burning stove for chilly nights, and a wrap-around deck. From the desk you can see the entrance to the Narrows hike as well as amazing sunset views. The yurt accommodates 9 adults or 11 people with children. Linens are available for those traveling without. The goal is to provide a unique and comfortable place suitable for a diverse spectrum of guests.

See Nearby Attractions

Make Zion Backcountry Yurts a basecamp to explore Southern Utah! It's a two-hour drive from Bryce Canyon National Park, The Wave in Marble Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Cedar City, St. George and Lake Powell. It's only a couple miles from rappelling canyons such as Englestead Hollow, Orderville Gulch and Birch Hollow, which eventually feed into the Zion Narrows.

For more information:
(801) 529-6645
4605 S Yurt Rd, Orderville, UT 84758
www.zionbackcountryyurts.com

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Where to Camp in Zion

There's an abundance of camping opportunities in southeast Utah, suitable for drive-in and hook-up RV families and extending to remote, primitive back-country campgrounds for backpackers. There are campgrounds in state parks and national forests, as well as commercial campgrounds sprinkled along the major highways.